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Water Quality Profile and Phytoplankton Community Data for Four Central Louisiana Oxbow Lakes, 2013-2015

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2013-10-01
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2015-09-30
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Heal, E.N. and Mize, S.V., 2019, Water quality profile and phytoplankton community data for four central Louisiana oxbow lakes, 2013-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7DZ07J2.

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Nutrient and phytoplankton data indicate poor environmental health in four oxbow lakes in central Louisiana suggesting that long-term agriculture practices and increases in shoreline development have accelerated eutrophication. Surface-water quality and phytoplankton indicators of eutrophication were examined at Lake Bruin, Lake St. John, Lake St. Joseph, and False River Lake along an eutrophication gradient. These oxbow lakes are cut-off meanders of the Mississippi River that do not receive overbank flow from the river due to the levee system built in the early twentieth century. Oxbows have formed at various times in the last few hundred years as the Mississippi River carves a more efficient hydrologic route to the Gulf of Mexico [...]

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